Your 2018 social diary

Your 2018 social diary

There's always something happening in and around Canberra. Pick the event you want to attend and mark it in your calendar.

  1. Summer


    Hyper Real

    National Gallery of Australia, until 18 February, 2018.

    Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

    National Museum of Australia, until 25 February, 2018.


    Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC), 4-7 January.

    KFC Big Bash League: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades

    Manuka Oval, 24 January.

    Australia Day Fireworks Spectacular

    Regatta Point, Lake Burley Griffin, 26 January

  2. February

    National Multicultural Festival

    City Centre, 16-18 February.

    ACTEWAGL Royal Canberra Show

    EPIC, 23-25 February.

  3. Autumn


    Enlighten Festival

    Various venues, 2-18 March.

    Lights! Canberra! Action!

    Senate Rose Garden, Old Parliament House, 9 March.

    Canberra Balloon Spectacular

    Lawns of Old Parliament House, 10-18 March.

    Mercedes-Benz Canberra Black Opal Stakes and Canberra Cup Race Day

    Thoroughbred Park, 11 March.

    Canberra Day

    Commonwealth Park,12 March.

    Art, Not Apart

    Various venues in Canberra, 17 March.


    Regatta Point, Lake Burley Griffin, 17 March.

    Canberra Comedy Festival

    Various venues, 19-25 March.

    National Folk Festival

    EPIC, 29 March - 2 April.

    Cartier: The Exhibition

    National Gallery of Australia, 30 March - 22 July

  4. April

    Canberra District Wine Week

    Various venues, 6-15 April.

    Australian Running Festival

    Various locations, 14-15 April.

    Anzac Day Commemoration

    Australian War Memorial, 25 April.

    Canberra International Music Festival

    27 April – 6 May

  5. Winter


    The Truffle Festival - Canberra Region

    Various venues, 1 June - 31 August.

  6. August

    Canberra Writers Festival

    Various venues, 24-26 August.

  7. Spring


    Floriade (including Floriade NightFest)

    Commonwealth Park, 15 September – 14 October.

    The Canberra Wine House Murrumbateman Moving Feast

    Murrumbateman, 29 September – 1 October.

  8. October

    Oktoberfest Parklands

    Parliamentary Triangle, 13 October.

    Canberra International Film Festival

    National Film and Sound Archive, 25 October – 4 November.

    Canberra Nara Candle Festival

    Canberra Nara Peace Park, 29 October.

  9. November

    Remembrance Day

    Australian War Memorial, 11 November.

    Spilt Milk

    Commonwealth Park, 24 November.

  10. Summer


    Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the TATE

    National Gallery of Australia, 4 December - 22 April 2019.